Friday, April 27, 2007

Ice Cream

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Picked up my prize finally

I won three CD's. And they are actually not bad so far. Don't ask me the names, I am terrible with that. Can barely remember my own name most days :)

Busy these days.
The end of the school year is near. (Already?) Wow that went fast! The weather is beautiful and I don't want to be sitting on my behind all day. Well, not that I do...

Hope you are all enjoying the little bit of sun we have finally been given!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

You are not going to believe it....

I am sitting here shocked. A few minutes ago I was passing by the radio and overheard them say
"Callers 8 & 9 will win..."
I grabbed my phone and dialed in. Busy. Dialed again. Ringing. Waited waited waited.
I almost hung up because it was just ringing, but something made me hang on the line.
Then, all of a sudden two cheerful voices said hello!
Caller number 9!
Haha! I won !
Not really sure what, but I can go pick it up later today.
I am so excited. This never gets old.

Monday, April 23, 2007


This weekend we went to Aggie Days and saw all sorts of fun stuff. Pigs, Goats, Chickens, Cows, Horses, and on the list goes. We saw environmental conservation efforts along with entertainment and I entered a contest just for fun because I naturally do that.

Yesterday I got a call saying that I WON tickets to the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede!!!!!!

Oh My gosh!

That is going to be fun.

I can't wait. I won!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Longest Day....

I left for the doctor at noon and just got home a little while ago. With both kids tagging along. Lovely day it was. The wait at the doctor's office was almost enough to make one go around the bend. One my way home after my check up I received a message saying that my new glasses were ready. I decided to chance pushing the kids and took them to one more stop before heading home. They were soooo good and quiet on the way to the optical place. I didn't hear a peep. In fact I thought for sure they had fallen asleep. I opened the van door after parking and found brightly coloured faces! Ha ha ha. It was hard to cover my laughter, the kids thought they'd created great masterpieces on their faces. "We are tigers mom!" "Roar!" They even had wiskers and everything. Too bad it was in pink pen ink, not washable. I had to take them in with me like that to get my glasses. The girls had a good laugh. Oh well. What can you do.

I lost four more pounds. Yippee! I forget now what my goal was...but anyhow it's a fine number that I have hit and I am happy with it.

Thankfully Steve made supper for us when we arrived home. What a sanity saver. Sigh. Now it's baths for everyone....can't wait for bed.
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Monday, April 16, 2007

My dentist sang to me today...

It was lovely. He was delightful, we laughed and he took great care of my nerves.
I opted for no freezing because I was afraid of getting a jumpy nerve again so we just took things a little bit at a time and before I knew it, it was over. It helped with the laughter and singing. Who knew it could be such a joy to go there? I certainly didn't.

I saw a deer this morning just off my front step. So beautiful. We really have nothing to complain about living here.
I may change my mind if they eat my garden, but still they need food too right?

Unpacked the last box

Now there is just a pile of bits on a shelf that I don't feel like finding a place for. Window scraper, shoelace, paper clip. That's it. We're unpacked. Now to put things a bit more orderly and we'll be great.

Going to the dentist today:)
It should be my last visit.

My vacuum is on it's last legs. Maybe I love it too much.

Emma is now snuffly and coughing a bit. She'll be fine. Oliver is still a whiner, but that is his nature after all. He's not coughing anymore so that's good.

It's nice to finally get rid of all those boxes, they sure do clutter up the place. Now...if only I can get rid of more stuff!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Just so you know...

Oven cleaner works wonders on blackened pots.
Not that I ever burn stuff ;)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Feeling better...

But he is milking it for all it's worth. He wants me to keep cleaning his nose for him. Ewww.
And, he is sneezing all over the place.
Me? I am spraying Lysol after every sneeze and scrubbing the place down. A little over the top-maybe.

I cut my hair last night. Nothing dramatic, just a clean up. I notice it. Also gave myself a lovely new colour. Well, a freshen up of colour. I actually had blonde chunks growing in at the back and at my roots. Scary. Now it's nice and dark.

It's supposed to be warm out might be a mean trick that the weather people are playing on us, but the sun is already shining down out there so maybe we'll go and enjoy it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Slowing down today...

I knew someone would crash after we moved, but I was expecting it to be Steve or myself, not Oliver. He is barky and his nose is gross. Ug! Oh well, life goes on.
Emma had her first day back to school (as I mentioned) yesterday and she came home SO emotional. I almost asked her if she was on her period, but didn't want to start a whole new bunch of questions and emotions. Geez!
She does not do well with a break from routine AT ALL.
The birds sound like they are yelling outside today. Squawk squawk! So upset at this snow and confused at why there is no warmth yet.
I love the carpet in this house. It is a treat to vacuum. I am not being sarcastic.
It really is great.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I can put my mind at rest now

Every box has been unpacked. That is not how I found those blasted ink pads though. I had tucked them away somewhere, a very good place. They fit just so in a special little pretty decorative box I had and thank goodness I didn't throw it out without checking first. The box felt a little heavy and I opened it up and there, inside were my ink pads. At last. I knew I had not thrown them out, but I had settled on the fact that I just might have.

We had a good little Easter here and all is settling in. Today was Emma's first day back at school. We'll see how it went-in fact I better be off now to pick her up.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Can't find them...

I am going a bit batty over here. (not that I wasn't already but...)
I have lost my inks for stamping. Surely they have not been thrown in the garbage. Or have they?
Every box has been searched and I have not found them. So where are they?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Move out Inspection 10:30am-Yikes!

It's 9:30am now and I am NOT stressed...okay maybe a tad. We scoured that place yesterday from top to bottom, with the irritating, nagging knowledge in the back of our heads that deconstruction will begin in the units soon- so cleaning is useless.
It's okay the time I spent there was very nice. I was alone. It was quiet. We are so thankful for what we have. We are thankful to be out earlier than we anticipated. I am thankful that I didn't get blindsided by this rental company and all of a sudden had to find a place. We are so blessed to have a home-especially in this money hungry city that is leaving so many people living in their cars and on the streets.
We literally filled the dumpster out front of our old place with our belongings. Have I mentioned that yet? We had purged a lot up to that point, but the last few days we really got rid of stuff. As we saw the new place fill up, we knew there would be no room for it. Anybody want my wine glasses? I have not thrown them out yet.
The fridge is huge here. All the burners (that I can see) work on the stove. The toilet doesn't run all night, the neighbors don't pound and blare their music alllll day and NIGHT, the other neighbors don't have a crack house, the other neighbors don't have "Sully's World of Bugs and Other Creepy Crawly's in their house", etc etc etc. This house has it's quirks and quarks like for example it doesn't have a giant dumpster. How inconvenient;)
Anyhow....time has sneaked away on me here and now it's 10am and almost time to go. So I will check in when things are all said and done.

*Update: Had the inspection and all went well. Of course it did. Who was I kidding? We busted our butts. The Resident Manager walked in and said "Oh my, I can tell this is going to be an easy one."
Honestly-how do people leave their houses? Gross! We chatted and walked around the house and it only took four minutes. Money will be back to us in 10 days...and counting.